International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Limit battle and last kart driving both pit players against each other, armed only with the power-ups they grab out of crates--the key difference between the modes is that limit battle has a time limit and last kart driving has a life limit. The little guy keeps pumping those stumpy marsupial legs, but he's still miles behind Mario--or in this case, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! It's a totally respectable kart-racing game on its own, regardless of how derivative it may be. Not in a bandicoot sense, but in regard to his new karting gig. The single-player adventure mode in Crash Nitro Kart is predictably brief, and it basically serves as a diversion if you don't have a group of friends around to play with. Your team meter is filled by keeping close to your teammate, and once you top out, you can trigger the power-up, which will give you instant access to random power-ups for a limited amount of time. The release of Crash Nitro Kart less than a week before Mario Kart Double Dash!! Up to four players can get involved in a one-off race; a team race, where the team power-up is in effect; or a cup race, which is basically just a series of single races rolled up into a big competition.
Having to press two buttons for the powersliding boost is just clunky. The boost system--in which you link boosts by catching air, hitting pads, and powersliding--is another failed attempt at innovation. You can play as virtually any character within the Crash Bandicoot canon, including Coco, Crunch, Dr. Crash Nitro Kart may not be biggest kart-racing game for the GameCube, but if you're a kart-racing fan with an Xbox or PlayStation 2, Crash Nitro Kart is the best option to come along in a long while. Crash is an interesting beast. Crash Nitro Kart mixes 18 rollercoaster raceways, devastating weapons, a variety of single and multiplayer modes and maps, and customizable arenas, and a cast of unique characters into a game that showcases kart-racing at its best.
Crash Nitro Kart maintains the brightly colored, cartoony look that has been the hallmark of past Crash Bandicoot games, though with slightly upgraded graphics. The unflavored yogurt of the kart-racing set, Crash Nitro Kart has its heart in the right place. If you enjoyed playing this, then you can find similar games in the category. Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction--but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself. The game happily throws down good-looking particle effects and reflections without wreaking havoc on the frame rate, which is pretty consistent across all three platforms, and there isn't much evident disparity in visual quality between the different versions.
If you don't particularly cotton to lap-based races, there are a few battle modes to choose from as well. Oh, and what's with the lamest unlockable ever: the ability to rewatch cut-scenes? Nitro Kart doesn't offer the fast-paced, fluid fun I expect from a kart racer. Crash Nitro Kart is a fairly limp effort; aside from a whole bunch of new tracks and better graphics, not much has been done to update the series. Each racer handles a little differently, though they're all fairly well-balanced. Game Description Play as Crash or join the rest of the gang as you race around the world with your cool mini-karts in this fun racing game - Crash Nitro Kart! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction - but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself! The characters look a bit more polished than their PlayStation counterparts, though the choppiness of their movement suggests that their animations were lifted straight out of Crash Team Racing. In races where you're karting alongside team members, a team power-up is available. Other than these awkward sections, Crash Nitro Kart generally displays some solid, inventive track designs, with a later track that involves a series of leaps into giant warp gates being one of the more unique.
Crystal grab charges you with gathering up more crystals scattered across the track than your opponent. To earn big boost, you'll need to master the powerslide mechanic, which lets you come out of a powerslide with jets blazing. Though it did little to change the kart-racing formula defined by Super Mario Kart, it set itself apart from other Mario Kart clones with some unique modes, excellent track designs, and solid, responsive gameplay. Now, Crash Bandicoot, the PlayStation's former quasi-mascot, gets back into the kart-racing business with Crash Nitro Kart, though this time he's hitting all the major consoles. Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction--but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself. For everything Nitro Kart does right, it does something frustratingly wrong--not the least of which is being released alongside the new Mario Kart.
You'll notice a rising power gauge linked to your acceleration at the start of the race, and if you can hit the gas at just the right time before the light goes green, you'll be rewarded with a nice little boost right off the bat. Choose from various game modes, from the straight into the action Arcade mode to Adventure mode, following Crash and the gang in the story to save Earth. Crash hits the track in his fastest adventure yet--Crash Nitro Kart. And then there's the multiplayer. The tracks have a chunky, exaggerated look, which seems like more of an artistic choice than a technical one. Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction--but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both Crash hits the track in his fastest adventure yet--Crash Nitro Kart.
Though video game mascots have rarely needed much reason to get involved in a kart race, Crash Nitro Kart tosses in a story concerning an evil intergalactic overlord and his evil intergalactic kart-racing competition. If you want to gain an edge over your opponents, there's no better way than with the new powerslide boost. It can give you a serious advantage in the race, but the powerslide boost is also very difficult to pull off, requiring flawless timing. For example, trying to finish in first while picking up arbitrarily placed letters or smashing clock-stopping boxes doesn't make for a good time. DescriptionCrash Bandicoot returns to the karting scene with a host of other characters from the adventure series, and this time they have both Neo Cortex and Emperor Velo to worry about.
Crash Nitro Kart mixes 18 rollercoaster raceways, devastating weapons, a variety of single and multiplayer modes and maps, and customizable arenas, and a cast of unique characters into a game that showcases kart-racing at its best. Gin, and Tiny, as well as a few new additions to the roster found in Crash Team Racing. As with most kart racers, multiplayer is the crux of Crash Nitro Kart, and the game includes plenty of gameplay options to keep you and your friends entertained. Race against four friends in multiplayer battle modes, plus connect to the Gamecube for extra options and upload your high scores to the internet ranking system. Play on different game modes and have fun! From the Manufacturer Crash hits the track in his most fast-paced adventure yet-- Crash Nitro Kart! If any kart-racing game has managed to rival the quality of the famed Mario Kart franchise, it would be Naughty Dog's Crash Team Racing for the PlayStation.
Platform: GameCube Product Description Compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo, the evil emperor. The mascot-themed kart-racing game may have fallen out of favor, but Crash Nitro Kart proves that the formula still works. Crash Nitro Kart leads the pack by mixing awesome next-gen graphics and gameplay with the playability and fun of classic kart-racing games. The power-ups you'll get from the team power-up can also be found in the crates on the track, and they are largely the same types of offensive and defensive power-ups found in Crash Team Racing. Velo has taken the crew to a remote planet, forced to race for their lives against Neo Cortex and his many evil doers.